plant search guide


Our native landscape is the inspiration for this guide to earth-wise plant choices for Austin area gardens. The Grow Green plant list was created to help you select beautiful native and adapted plants which are naturally drought tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases. The less watering, fertilizing, and chemical control required in your yard, the more you contribute to the conservation and preservation of our precious water resources - our streams, lakes, and aquifers.


Featured Plants

Title Botanical Name Plant Type Light Plant Images
Datura or Jimson Weed Datura wrightii Perennials Sun/Part Shade Datura or Jimson Weed  Datura wrightii , Datura or Jimson Weed  Datura wrightii
Daisy, Blackfoot Melampodium leucanthum Perennials Sun Blackfoot Daisy
Rock Rose Pavonia lasiopetala Perennials Sun/Part Shade Rock Rose   Pavonia lasiopetala
Fall Aster Aster oblongifolium Perennials Sun/Part Shade Fall Aster   Aster oblongifolium
Esperanza/Yellow Bells Tecoma stans Perennials Sun Esperanza/Yellow Bells
Ruellia, Dwarf Ruellia brittoniana Perennials Sun/Part Shade Ruellia, Dwarf    Ruellia brittoniana
Fern, Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis Perennials Sun/Part Shade Fern, Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis , Fern, Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis
Sage, Cedar Salvia roemeriana Perennials Sun/Part Shade Sage, Cedar    Salvia roemeriana
Fern, River Thelypteris kunthii Perennials Shade Fern, River     Thelypteris kunthii
Sage, Cherry (Autumn Sage) Salvia greggii Perennials Sun/Part Shade Sage, Cherry  (Autumn Sage)  Salvia greggii , Sage, Cherry  (Autumn Sage)  Salvia greggii